Otherworldly: Deborah Turbeville Photographs

wed17jan(jan 17)12:00 pmsat06apr(apr 6)6:00 pmOtherworldly: Deborah Turbeville Photographs January 17–April 6, 2024 Event Organized ByThe Image Centre(january 17) 12:00 pm - (april 6) 6:00 pm The Image Centre, The Image Centre, 33 Gould Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1W1RegionGreater Toronto & HamiltonCityToronto

Event Details

This exhibition from The Image Centre collection presents more than 40 photographic works spanning the innovative career of American photographer Deborah Turbeville (1932–2013), from her major fashion commissions of the 1970s to the more personal projects of her later years. Widely credited with evolving the editorial genre of fashion photography into an art form, Turbeville de-emphasized the clothed figure in her pioneering compositions, whose often-decaying settings reinforce their dreamlike atmosphere. Experimental techniques such as soft focus, the use of printing papers with varied tones and textures, distressing or tearing of the print, and the application of masking tape or other collage elements contribute to the photographs’ otherworldly aesthetic.

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Opening Reception
Tuesday, January 16, 2024 | 7:30-9:30 pm

Exhibition Tour
Denise Birkhofer with Eve Townsend
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 | 6 pm

All events take place at The Image Centre (33 Gould St., Toronto) unless otherwise noted.

Admission is always free

Gallery Hours
Wednesday: 12–8 pm
Thursday–Saturday: 12–6 pm
Sunday–Tuesday: Closed

Exhibition Tours
Tuesday: By appointment
Wednesday–Friday: Drop-in, 1:30 pm



January 17 (Wednesday) 12:00 pm - April 6 (Saturday) 6:00 pm


The Image Centre

33 Gould Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1W1

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